Dedication, Intelligence and Persistence Led to Hall of Fame


He displayed all of these as a star under legendary coach Eddie Robinson.  He was a 15th round pick in the 1956 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns, but another draft delayed his start. 


He spent two years in the Army before joining the club, and bounced around at several positions before settling in at defensive tackle.  Just as he was getting comfortable, he was traded to the Green Bay Packers. 


Upset and discouraged, he thought about quitting until Vince Lombardi pulled him aside and gave him a bit of encouragement that turned everything around. Lombardi assured him he thought he possessed the three qualities he needed in a defensive player…speed, agility and size.  

And, he didn’t disappoint Coach Lombardi. 

He spent the next twelve on a dominating Packers team with his hard-hitting, big play ability to change games.

Davis never missed a single game in 162 outings, recovered 21 fumbles...was an All-Pro five times in six years and played on six divisional and five NFL championships. 

The Packers were the winners of the first two Super Bowls. 



All-Pro five times

Six Divisional and five NFL championships

First two Super Bowl Championships


Five- time All-Pro

5 Pro Bowls

5-time First-team All-Pro

Second-team All-Pro

5-time NFL Champions

2-time Super Bowl Champions  I, II

Pro Football Hall of Fame

NFL 1960s All-Decade Team

Willie Davis    

July 24, 1934- 

Lisbon, Louisiana

Grambling State University’56


Defensive End 6-3, 243

Grambling State Hall of Fame


Pro Football Hall of Fame